Terez Allen, a Memphis local artist who creates alternative worlds solely within his self taught skills. His impressive artwork has a unique twist, intertwining alien life with American styles throughout history. The vivid colors in his work surrounds a persona of black artists, hiphop, and afrocentric styles. Artists like Eartha Kitt, Dianna Ross, and Jimmy Hendrix are displayed as aliens with futuristic swagged out outfits.
Even using animals with a soulful twists. His illustrations replicate the trend of black people being the aliens of our country, while constantly being replicated without recognition.
Artists like Terez need more recognition and support to continue their artistry, this is appropriation through black representation from a black man!
You can check out more of his work or even purchase his art on instagram: @r3zzyman
Any other inquiries with Terez Allen can be sent to his email:
Meet the Artist
“I'm a self taught graphic artist of 10 years. Every artwork I do, I learn something new and build skills for the next one. I find myself still searching what style I'm more comfortable with but I have been painting my Venus series of aliens in a society like ours, but different, I feel like I found love creating something people have never seen before. I think my primary motivation for my art is music. Listening to music creates a scene in my head and I create the scene on paper.” -Terez Allen